Feds arrest 52 in Florida CDL scheme

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Federal officials recently arrested 36 people on charges of illegally obtaining Florida commercial driver’s licenses, certifications to haul hazardous materials, or access to South Florida ports.

The arrests were part of a five-month investigation led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that led to 52 people being taken into custody, including several Florida driver’s license examiners, ICE announced.

Similar enforcement efforts were conducted in Maryland and Michigan, resulting in seven arrests, ICE announced.

The corrupt Florida examiners charged fees of $100 to $200 to falsely certify an illegal alien as a legal citizen, while the illegals paid go-betweens $1,500 to $3,000 for the service, ICE announced.